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Anyone ridden from Seattle to Victoria, BC and back?(4 posts)

Anyone ridden from Seattle to Victoria, BC and back?chopper
Aug 28, 2003 10:33 AM
I'm considering doing this ride this weekend, I would leave from Kirkland, ride to the Edmonds ferry cross the Kitsap Peninsual and the Hood Canal Bridge then catch the Port Angeles ferry to Victoria. I think its about a 90-mile trip each way. I would spend the night in Victoria and ride the same route home. Any thoughts? Advice?
Sort of...Matno
Aug 28, 2003 11:59 AM
Actually, once upon a time, I rode from Arcata, CA to Victoria (via the Port Angeles ferry), then back down to Bremerton. Since that was a long time ago, and I was never all that familiar with the area, I have no idea if that's close to where you're coming from. However, I would recommend that you catch an early ferry. I caught a late one, which was delayed (apparently, that's not uncommon) and didn't arrive in Victoria until about 2:00am. Fortunately, we met a guy on the ferry (who was also cycling) who offered us a place to stay. Victoria in the middle of night is pretty shut down!

One other thing I would recommend is that you put in some miles on Vancouver Island. It's beautiful, not too crowded (at least it wasn't when I was there) and definitely worth a few hours of riding.
Check the P. Angeles to Victoriaspluti
Aug 28, 2003 4:21 PM
ferry schedule. Be really careful on the Hood Canal bridge.
You could catch the Victoria to Anacortes ferry and ride home via Whidbey Island to Mukilteo ferry or the mainland through Conway, Laconner, cut over to hiway 9 and home. This would make more of a loop and you would experience a lot more scenery. Ride the loop either direction.
The main roads are obvious on this ride. If you have time to check it out look into the back roads. It's safer, more relaxing, and more scenic.
Oh yes, take your passportspluti
Aug 28, 2003 4:22 PM